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Bone Grafting Belmont WA

Bone grafting is a procedure usually needed when there is not enough bone available to support the placement of dental implants.

Bone grafting procedures attempt to address a deficiency or defect in a patient’s jawbone. The procedure can be done by using a bone taken from the patient, or by using materials known as “bone substitutes”.

Bone volume loss can be caused by several factors, including:

  • Infection (dental decay)
  • Facial trauma and injury
  • Gum disease
Many patients prefer to use their bone for the procedure for personal reasons but may also opt to receive bone from a donor.If the patient opts for using their bone, it is usually extracted from behind the teeth, chin, or from other areas in the body like the hip or shin.

Using your bone as a bone graft material will require having a donor and surgical site. This can cause additional healing time (and extra pain).

However, many prefer using their bone despite these effects.

Types of Bone Grafting

Z Bone Grafting

A bone grafting procedure involves adding bone or bone grafting material to the affected area. Bone graft materials can be easily acquired from other areas of the jaw or from pre-packaged bone graft mineral.

Z Socket Grafting

When a tooth is pulled, the bone around the extraction site tends to collapse inward and shrink. However, bone can be preserved and enhanced by adding bone material to the site.

Z Sinus Grafting

The maxillary sinuses are the empty pockets behind your cheeks, above the upper back teeth. Sometimes, after an upper molar is pulled and the socket heals, a thin layer of bone will stay underneath the sinus.

If the sinus floor is too thin, bone grafting to the area may be required before implants can be placed.

Z Ridge Augmentation

When your teeth have been missing for a quite long time, the bone left may become too narrow and/or too short for dental implants.

In these cases, small and fitted bone grafts can be placed to provide adequate bone thickness and height.

Bone Grafting Procedure

The bone grafting procedure usually only needs local anaesthesia, though oral or IV sedation can also be used for a higher state of relaxation.

Since a small incision is made into the gums to access the bone that will receive the graft material, you may feel pain in the site post-surgery.

This can usually be treated by over-the-counter medications and painkillers and regular ice therapy.

Over the next few months, your body will replace the graft with your own bone, reversing progressive bone loss.

Bone Grafting in Belmont WA

Bone grafting procedures performed at Epsom Dental Care are safe and effective. Your treatment plan is carefully tailored just for you!

If you have any questions about our bone grafting, please contact us today at (08) 9478 2349.

We are located at 5/132 Epsom Ave in Belmont WA.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is bone grafting?
Bone grafting is a dental procedure done to rebuild the bone in the areas of the mouth where the bone has been lost.
How long does it take to heal?
After a day or so, you should start feeling normal. However, the bone-regeneration process has only just begun. Your body will continue to reproduce new bone cells over the next few months.
How long is the recovery period?
This depends on the type of bone grafting, the size of the graft and your own particular healing! A full evaluation of this can be made at your consultation at Epsom Dental Care.

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